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Mothers Day Luncheon 2017

Mothers Day Luncheon 2017

Mothers Day Luncheon Stall 2017 Mothers Day Luncheon Stall 2017 Twilight Markets 2016 Twilight Markets 2016 Trivia Night 2017 Trivia Night 2017

Welcome to the Pittwater House Parents' Association (PHPA). 


What we do

The main function the PHPA is to fundraise through numerous events during the school year.   All money raised goes back to the school to fund various projects, equipment, resources and upgrades to enhance our school. The PHPA also provides vital services to the school through the School Canteen and Second Hand Uniform Shop.

Our other function is to get involved in the school community and develop the School family spirit through our social functions.  Socialising with families of our children helps create an important network which is the fabric of our school community.


Annual events                                                                                                                                                



Term 1

Pitt Stop Café at the Swimming Carnivals

Term 1

Parents & Teachers Welcome Drinks

Term 2

Mother’s Day Luncheon

Term 2

Trivia Night (biannual)

Term 3

Father’s Day Breakfast

Term 3

Card & Calendar Fundraiser (biannual)

Term 4

Golf Day

Term 4  

School Fair (biannual)

Term 4

PHPA Drinks @ Carols



Committee members

Lucy Dennison – Co-President
Catriona Gillespie – Co-President
Amber Potter – Vice President
Kate Parsons – Treasurer
Denise Taylor – Secretary
Connie Pople – Network Parent Liaison
Katie Chambers
Joe Jones
David McLean
Helen McMahon
Eleni Mitakos
Laura Suttor


We meet approximately once a month at the school to discuss current fundraising activities. We also use this as a forum to brainstorm new initiatives.  We hold an open PHPA meeting in Semester 2 and an AGM in November, both of which are open to all parents wishing to attend.

How has the PHPA contributed?

Since the PHPA first started they have provided the school with facilities that have enhanced Pittwater House. Some of the facilities and equipment purchased with these funds include the school swimming pool, amphitheatre, shade structures throughout the Campus, air-conditioning for the Junior School classrooms, sports equipment, and musical instruments. Refurbishment of School areas such as the library, canteen and Year 12 common room.

How to get involved

Parents wishing to donate their time and enthusiasm are always welcome! 


The Canteen relies on parent volunteers to come in and help throughout the year.  Each year group is allocated one week in Semester 1 and one week in Semester 2 to fill the volunteer roster.  In order for the canteen to function smoothly we need 2 volunteers each day.  We also have a standby volunteer list in case a class can’t fill all the volunteer spots during a week.   There is also an option to sign up for regular canteen slots if you would like to. Please contact us on canteen@tphs.edu.nsw.au 


All the fundraising events we run take a lot of man hours to accomplish.  If you’d like the opportunity to be involved with helping out at one of the events please get in touch on phpa@tphs.nsw.edu.au


achieve a balance co-educational campus, single-sex classes
Pre-School to Year 12
70 South Creek Rd Collaroy, NSW 2097, Australia Reception ph: +612 9981 4400 Enrolments ph: + 612 9972 5789